Wardian London, E14

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EcoWorld, Ballymore Group
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Ranked 3rd out of 47 in Canary Wharf
4.45 (57 reviews) 4.45 (57 reviews)
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4.53
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4.77
Design
4.81
Location
4.23
Value
4.39
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Named after botanist Nathanial Bagshaw Ward, Wardian London is a unique residential development from EcoWorld and Ballymore, and designed by Glenn Howells. The development offers one and two-bedroom apartments and a collection of suites, all close to Canary Wharf’s Jubilee line, DLR, Thames Clipper services and London City Airport.

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Well positioned, stress-free oasis within the busy city.

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Review Date Feb 2021

I cannot speak highly enough of Wardian London. As soon as you enter the Lobby you feel immediately at peace and removed from the rush of London. The design of both the communal spaces and the apartments are beautiful as well as being functional. The staff are some of the kindest people I have met in London. They will go out of their way to help you and are always polite and friendly. There is an app for the building which is very convenient. The other residents all seem to be polite and friendly too.

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I believe Canary Wharf to be one of the most beautiful and functional areas of London. The area is always clean, there is easy access to most amenities one would need for daily life, it is safe and I have found the attitude of the people that live and work here to be the most pleasant I have experienced in the city of London.

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I wish I had known about the area, I would have moved to Canary Wharf a lot sooner.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

Everything in the property works seamlessly. The only thing I can fault is that the marble countertops appear to have not been sealed properly, but the aftercare team came and looked into it immediately after we reported it and it is completely understandable that one or two flats would have a small oversight like this with a new build of this magnitude.

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5
Design
5
Location
5
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5
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Dear Alice,

Thank you so much for taking the time to complete a survey and share your experiences of living at Wardian, it’s fantastic to read that you love the building, area, and friendliness of the staff.

I’m glad the Wardian Life app makes your life easier and the aftercare team resolved the fault within your apartment promptly.

Kind Regards

Joseph Whitehead
Resort Director
Wardian

Beautiful, comfortable – but impractical.

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Review Date May 2021

The lack of adequate storage within the flats is apalling. Even modest home items, a couple of suitcases – no space whatsoever! It’s frankly, a classic case of form over function with zero thought for the impact on people who wish to live at the flat. The pool, gym etc are fantastic – but what’s the point if you return home to boxes and bags lying out in your living room? And the absence of any visitor parking (or adequate resident parking) – even for a few hours, is ridiculous. People with families, or with special needs, older residents – need convenient access to their vehicles. Parking in private parking lots in other buildings is not practical for everyone. So, a beautiful development (although the corridors on the apartment level are dark, with little natural light, and heavy fabric/colours which are somewhat oppressive) – the flats have extremely significant practical limitations on comfortable living.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Extremely wide range of high quality shops, bars, eateries and open spaces. Some of the best in London. Transport links are great – though at night, it can get very quiet/feel unsafe in parts.
Parking availability (free) is dismal.

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Lack of adequate parking for residents and non existent for visitors. No practical storage place in the flat for personal belongings.

What is the best feature of your home:

Balcony with a great view. Plenty of natural light.

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3
Design
4
Location
3
Value
4
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Amazing Wardian

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Review Date Mar 2021

The flowers and fragrances in the lobby make a big impact when walking into the building. Staff help promptly. Waiting area and concierge are in the perfect position. Seating area in the lobby make it very comfortable for guests that need to wait. We love it.

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The location is perfect close to shops, restaurants and public transport.

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Possibly the measurements of the rooms so we could plan ahead for what size and shape furniture we would require.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

Possibly having a waste/bin room on each floor as we have to carry the rubbish via the lift.

5
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5
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5
Location
5
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5
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Really enjoying Wardian, despite pandemic

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Review Date Mar 2021

We chose Wardian as we really like the way it brings green space into the balconies. The apartment itself is well laid out.
Facilities are another big draw, with Gym, pool, cinema, bar, all in the building. Use and availability of these has been curtailed by the pandemic, but we are eagerly awaiting the day when everything is open and working again, which should be soon.
The post room is really handy and the concierge staff are great.
There also seems to be a very good community spirit developing here among residents. Long may it continue.

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Very well located, there are lots of places to eat and drink in CW, plus a decent shopping centre. Connections are good for the rest of London with Jubilee and DLR nearby.

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I wish we had known that so many buildings, in particular Aspen, had been coming up, as that development in particular will block our view, which at the moment is spectacular.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

There is a lot of marble, which needs to be treated very carefully, so we would probably have preferred something more hard wearing.

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
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Dear AH,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review of Wardian, we are very proud of the community we are building here and cannot wait to have the facilities open so that we can start to put on events and functions for you all to enjoy.

I will make sure that your kind words about the staff are passed on as well.

Kind regards,

Joseph Whitehead
Resort Director
Wardian

Wonderful Wardian

Review Date Mar 2021

Beautifully designed building with a great feeling of elegance and real calm. The building seems to be managed really well with a great team of people all among to provide a great experience at every level of interaction.

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Great area with everything you need on your doorstep.

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The gym and spa facilities look amazing and very well thought out.

What is the best feature of your home:

Clearly furnished to maximise the space, has a lovely feeling to the apartment.

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Design
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Location
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Dear Ashley,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review of Wardian, we are very pleased that you are finding all of the interactions you have to be of a high quality. It is something we work very hard on as a team. I will make sure that your kind words about the staff are passed on as well.

Kind regards,

Joseph Whitehead
Resort Director
Wardian

Wonderful Wardian

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Review Date Mar 2021

The wardian building is beautifully designed and has been well thought out. The ambience is fantastic, and although the amenities are currently closed, they appear to an extremely high standard. The reception area is large and well staffed at all times to answer any queries that may arise.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Lots of restaurants and shops
Good transport collections
Minimal parking

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Stunning views, look forward to the amenities opening
Occasionally can be a wait time for the lifts which are small in size (made more difficult by covid as distancing required)

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Fortunately minimal problems have arisen so far, staff are prompt to reply on weekdays.

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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Dear Amber,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback on Homeviews. It is great to read you like the design of Wardian and we to cannot wait to open up the facilities again.

Thank you again for your comments and if you need anything please do not hesitate to contact one of the team.

Kind regards

Joseph Whitehead
Resort Director
Wardian

Luxury living in Canary Wharf

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Review Date Mar 2021

The building looks nice and the flats are well designed with good space and a refreshing open layout. The staff are efficient however some could be more friendly. We are waiting for facilities to open due to COVID but these are extensive with an outdoor pool, bar, sky gardens and gym.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Nice to be living by the river and there are plenty of local shops and restaurants to choose from. Transport is good with DLR and Jubilee in close proximity.
Only downside is close to DLR track so some sound with windows open.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Noise from the dlr outside our flat and how loud this may be.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

Bigger second bathroom with more open floor space and a bath.

4
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
5
Value
3
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Dear Ram

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience of Wardian and It is great to hear about how happy you are with everything and we share your excitement for the facilities opening. It is also fantastic to read that you love the location, the nearby shops and restaurants.

We to are excited for the Sky Garden opening and it will be a real asset to Wardian.

Thank you again for your feedback and I look forward to seeing you around.

Kind regards

Joseph Whitehead
Resort Director
Wardian

Award…ian – a little bit of peace and perfection amongst the carnage out there…

Review Date Mar 2021

The two towers are so simple to look at but in my opinion the most beautiful towers here in the Wharf. Simplicity mixed with cutting edge technology is the key. I still haven’t quite figured out my touchscreen cooker….! I am in a studio apartment and was worried about the space but the design with the spacious bathroom and two doors is so clever and makes the area feel so much bigger. The inverted balcony is an extra room and how lucky I am to be on the 47th floor with a view out west, no need for a TV here… The community areas (pool, gym, bar, cinema, gardens) are of course closed but I’ve seen them and wow…no words just patience is required. The last think i’d like to mention is the staff here. They are two steps ahead always. They take time to get to know you but are far from intrusive. I genuinely feel they care. Rare these days, clearly people that love their job…hats off to them.

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During lockdown I thought it would be a ghost town around here but the local community…from the smiles and chat from the cafe samba coffee truck (NB this is the best coffee I have ever tasted) to the security and amazingly responsive and ‘caring’ concierge team here at the Wardian its been so much easier. Waitrose and two Tesco stores within a 5 min walk, as is the tube and DLR. Great running and Cycling routes and safe too. The nights are quiet as they are meant to be. Its an area I never considered living but its surpassed my expectations and only 20% of things are open. Cant wait for the pool, Gym, sky garden and bar to re-open here at the Wardian…

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Not to be scared of living on my own. The Wardian is and will become a great community.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

additional storage in kitchen considerations. Maybe some additional in bathroom too. Both could be achieved by buying furniture / units though

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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Dear JH,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience of Wardian and It is great to hear about how happy you are with everything and we share your excitement for the facilities opening. The location is superb for commuting and the view from your apartment must be amazing on 47th Floor.

We thank you for your kind comments about the staff and we will ensure these are passed on.

Thank you again for your feedback and I look forward to seeing you around.

Kind regards

Joseph Whitehead
Resort Director
Wardian

Wardian- live the dream.

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Review Date Mar 2021

When we went for a viewing, we booked the place right away. It’s immaculate beauty and amenities provided make it more special. But because of a small sewage brake incident in my apartment had made my entire experience go from top to bottom.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

You are living right in the heart of Canary Wharf with the best possible view of entire city of London. Tesco, Asda , subway, jubilee line station , DLR Station are 2 minutes walk and of course how can you forget river Thames.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

That the building is still under construction and the after care team is a pain in the ass.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

Well I am on the 3rd floor , would love to get the penthouse next time.

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Design
5
Location
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Value
3
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Dear Tanuj,
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Wardian, it’s great to read you love the area and the transport links it has to offer. I must agree, the views of the Thames as amazing.
We are sorry that you don’t feel aftercare as dealing with your issues, and we would be happy to discuss this to see how we can help. Please feel free to contact me directly.
Thank you again for your feedback.
Kind regards

Joseph Whitehead
Resort Director
Wardian

Loving it

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Review Date Mar 2021

I have just moved in, but already fell in love with the place. Just entering the building makes you feel upbeat, nice decor and music in the background. On top of that the concierge is very helpful, there is move in service and handyman free of charg

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

The area is perfect for working professionals with many shops nearby and good commuting.

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If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

I would change it from a studio to 1 bed apartment

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5
Design
5
Location
5
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Dear Kasia,

Thank you for taking the time to review Wardian, it is fantastic to read how you have fell in love with the oasis that it is Wardian and that the shops and transport links work for your lifestyle.

I am pleased you find the staff helpful and if there is anything you need please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards

Joseph Whitehead
Resort Director
Wardian

Home?

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Review Date Mar 2021

Looking at the design of the building and the interior, there are no words. The building and its interior live up to the name and image of the Wardian. However, if I am being honest the plumbing of the building could be much better. Unfortunately, we had to see first hand what sewage and drainage looks like coming out of our bathroom and flooding the apartment on our second day moving in.. In this case the management team of the building was not on top of things. Luckily, they tried to help us (at last) and relocated us for temporary time until everything is fixed. However, the accommodation Ballymore offered us is not up to Wardian standard. Do better.

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There are several grocery shops available
such as Tesco and even the Asda is just a short walk away. Beside that, Canary wharf is one foot bridge away and of course they have plenty of shops over there to be entertained by (post-COVID). Stations are also not an issue to reach, South Quay is about 5 minutes away on foot as well as Canary Wharf DLR station and Jubilee line. The building has parking available, however not to studio apartments. The bins in the building are an issue however as the chute is filled quite fast and everything is just piled up next to it and eventually leads to the door to the chute not opening at all. Our apartment is located on the foot of DLR which passes by every few minutes. Luckily, we have no issues with this as the balcony is fully closed with glass doors that open all the way but yet cancels out the noise of the trains once closed. Smart innovation.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

The building is amazing, the staff is great and the people are friendly but make sure to check your shower drain before unpacking your personal items.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

What I would want to change is that the management team understands how difficult it is to move again, after sewage water flooded your apartment.

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
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Dear S,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback of your new home and experience at Wardian. It so nice to read you like the design and the interior of Wardian and the location for transport links.

We are sorry that you felt that the accommodation at the Hilton that we arranged was not up to the Wardian standard. We will look into our provisions for these situations.

We will be sure to pass on your kind words to the team here.

Kind regards

Joseph Whitehead
Resort Director
Wardian

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Facilities

Balcony

Balcony

Bike Parking

Bike Parking

Cinema

Cinema

Concierge

Concierge

Communal Gardens

Communal Gardens

Gym

Gym

Lounge

Lounge

Parking

Parking

Retail on Site

Retail on Site

Spa

Spa

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool

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